Friday, March 26, 2010

Take Thought

To will not to think a thought is an attack on a thought.
But to choose for your peace and disregard the thought,
constitutes a withdrawal
of your attention.
Every thought you have is an invitation that goes out from you like a messenger looking for that which confirms it. It invites a joining in agreement—every single thought—whether it’s a hateful thought, whether it’s a loving thought, whether it’s a thought that finds its basis in the version of Creation found in the second chapter of Genesis, or whether it’s a thought that finds its basis in the first chapter. And so everyone who is thinking is engaging in beguiling, or is engaging in making an invitation to acknowledge the Truth. Your thoughts are either seductive, or they are illuminative. Either they seduce another, or they promote the illumination of another. I’m not saying this to convict anyone of anything, but to point out something that happens unconsciously if you’re not aware that you’re not the offspring of Adam and Eve; if you’re not aware that no such form of Creation ever took place at the Hand of God.
No matter what great religious books you read, you will find attempts to account for existence. And so you will find a Creation story. The clearest account of Creation is in these words, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” So, that means the Word wasn’t you. And that means that you Are the Word That Is God. It means that you are God in action, in presence, in being, right now. And that’s what Waking up is the discovery of.
~ACIM Study Group with Raj/Jesus 2002

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